Welcome hunters of reading treasure and possessors of treasures. Issue 2 is an unintentional Aussie feast so enjoy our newly found Hidden Reads from Australia!
HIDDEN READS HAPPENINGS
Under FIND A HIDDEN READ on the Hidden Reads website, you will now find a “Featured Hidden Reads” page. This is to acknowledge those authors that have supported Hidden Reads from the start including MR Graham, Daniel Turner, Mathilda Burton, and our two latest Hidden Reads contributors – Jeannie Meekings and Carole Nomarhas. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Keep an eye out for the next blog as you will find several reviews of some of the above mentioned authors written by yours truly. If you are an author, for a very limited time, I am offering a free review so hurry and submit your work. For more information, CLICK HERE.
All Self-Published Authors/Article Writers/Bloggers are now invited to submit up to three works per blog update so make sure you submit your older treasures!
SELF-PUBLISHED HIDDEN READS
Children’s novel, ~ 40 pages (e-book format)
- Illustrated by AT Davidson
- Self-Published through Amazon/Smashwords/Barnes & Noble/Apple iStore/Kobo/Diesel/Sony/ Oyster/Flipkart/Scribd/Page Foundry/Baker & Taylor Blio
- ISBN no.: 978-0-9873435-2-9 (Kindle) / 978-0-9873435-3-6 (Smashwords)
- RRP: $0.99USD (ebook)
- Release date: March 5, 2013
“Why can’t I play footy with you?” Michael asked.
“Because I said so,” Jake answered.
“Oh, who made you boss anyway, Jake?” Kyle asked.
“Stay out of this, Kyle.” Jake turned his attention from Michael. “We’ve got nothing against you.”
“What have you got against him?”
“He’s Chinese,” Jake said, as though the answer should have been obvious.
“Chinese don’t play football.”
Life can be tough when you’re different – and school can be a nightmare. Kyle helps new kid, Michael, see the world through different eyes. Together, they show their class’s tough kids that it’s impossible to see what’s inside someone when you only look on the surface.
Available from Amazon
Space Opera / SF Novella, 55 pages
- Self-Published through Amazon Kindle
- RRP: $0.99 AUD
- Release date: October 28, 2013
Everyone has secrets, some secrets haunt you, some secrets can get you killed, and some secrets are far more dangerous…
The Port had a name but it was of no importance or meaning to Terras. He was an alien in this place. Hironi. A hunted creature driven to ground and last resort. On this ship which lay as helplessly caught as he, cradling him in its ruined body. Bitterly cold in its death throes. The stale air had the stink of his own fear and for a moment it threatened to suffocate him. His hand slid greasily on the weapon. He could die sooner than of starvation. And wondered bitterly if that was not a mercy. Others had come. Come to steal. Come to kill. And now another hunter came…
Quell was a ship’s Speaker, dumped in the wrong Port at the wrong time, broke and unshipped. Even worse than that the Port had a problem and Quell was elected to solve it – get an exiled Hironi out of the Port, on a ship that was barely more than a derelict. A ship no other Speaker had been able to work.
Now Quell and Terras are both out of options and running for their lives, on a ship with secrets of its own, keeping one step ahead of their enemies, trying to stay alive – and trying not to kill each other. Be careful where you voyage… you cannot always find your way home.
Soul Horizon is a short space opera novelette of around 14,000 words. It originally appeared in a slightly altered form in the Alien Shores anthology from Aphelion Publications.
Available from Amazon
- Amazon Reviews available here.
- Carole Nomarhas’s “Soul Horizon” is a piece of space opera which has a rich and detailed background, and is presumably part of a series of shared universe stories, or at least I hope so… Thoughtful and exciting, with sharp dialogue and some original hyperspace theories. - Martin Livings, Fresh Ink, Eidolon Magazine, review of Alien Shores Anthology
- “Soul Horizon,” a skilfully written story of far-future space intrigue. - Robert K.J. Killheffer, Review of Alien Shores Anthology, Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
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